One of the things I get a kick out of reading online is when trades report stuff and say, “plot details are being kept under wraps.” It’s like your daring me to go and find out. Guess what? Ninety nine percent of the time I do because that is the kind of closer that I am. #humblebrag
Case in point…
Back in October, Mike Fleming over at Deadline reported that Paul Attanasio is rewriting David Ayer’s original draft of Universal’s Scarface remake. The following is what caught my attention.
Scarface was first done in 1932 and then turned into the iconic 1983 film that starred Al Pacino as Cuban gangster Tony Montana. The film is not intended to be a remake or a sequel. It will take the common elements of the first two films: An outsider, an immigrant, barges his way into the criminal establishment in pursuit of a twisted version of the American dream, becoming a kingpin through a campaign of ruthlessness and violent ambition. The studio is keeping the specifics of where the new Tony character comes from under wraps at the moment, but ethnicity and geography were important in the first two versions.
Keeping the specifics of where the new Tony character comes from under wraps at the moment? Why so secretive? What is the big deal?
Well, according to sources, we have discovered that the new Tony Montana is actually Mexican and the remake takes place in the world of drug cartels.
Shocker. Are you really that surprised? #sarcasm
The bigger question post election is, is it smart business to incend and really piss off Latinos with yet another Latino drug dealer movie? I mean really? Come on man.
What do you guys think? Tell me below in the comments. I’m especially curious of what our Latino readers think so please chime in.
Hasta el proximo capitulo…